Inspired by the theme of this year’s Feminist Geography Conference: “Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, and why we do it,” this competition solicited students’ perspectives on how SWIG’s goals contribute or connect to emerging scholars’ academic, research, and/or teaching lives.

Susanna Diller, Colorado University Denver
Diller – Untitled Essary on Feminist Support

Emma Gaalaas-Mullaney, Pennsylvania State university
Gaalaas-Mullaney – Feminist Geographies and the Art of Support

These submissions have been posted with the authors’ permission here and on Penn State SWIG’s website. We envision this public presentation of submissions to provoke discussion and questions in the discipline about what support looks like, and how it may be and could be experienced.


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